CPALL and BEC have been in the news again, this time with Thaipat Institute who “has removed CP All Plc and BEC World Plc from its top 100 listed companies ranked by environmental, social and governance measures, citing the pair’s tainted corporate reputation. ” Normally I would have posted this immediately, but I’ve never heard of thaipat until this news And I doubt many other people had either. But he did have a rather priceless quote “Companies that have good practices but bad performance, and good performance but bad practices are worthless,” Mr Pipat said. If only the world was really that black and white.
ADVANC has budgeted Bt7bn to expand to fixed broadband and plans to be a big player within 3-5 years. It expects 2016 revenue to be close to 2015’s Bt156bn with EBITDA growth of 37- 38%. It guarantees a dividend of 100% of net profit. (Thun Hoon, 08/03/16)
Comment: 1) I think the news meant EBITDA margin 2) This is lower, as expected, versus last year ~40% 3) Now the only issues that remain are in regards a) How much revenue will be lost from those subscribers that haven’t crossed over b) How will the agreement look w/ TOT
AKR expects the government to conclude solar farm projects on March 11. It plans to invest in 40MW in renewable energy. The company will invest in 20MW and EPC in 20MW. It targets revenue growth of 50% to Bt3.2mn, backed by bids for transformer work to add to its backlog. (Thun Hoon, 08/03/16)
DCORP is confident it will have a profit this year, supported by the startup of a 300 MW solar cell factory in 2H16. It expects shareholders to approve the investment in YINGLI. (Kao Hoon, 08/03/16)
GOLD is confident that profit in 2016 will higher than last year. It targets revenue of Bt9.8mn and will book profit from sale of assets to a REIT of over Bt130mn each year. It expects to open 15 new projects worth more than Bt16.4bn. (Kao Hoon, 08/03/16)
Comment: Well of course with the sale to REIT!
AKR says foreign investors are interested becoming partners to invest in alternative energy. It expects 4Q15 earnings to mark a record high backed by numerous orders. It targets 2016 revenue to grow not less than 25% thanks to Bt6bn in bids. It expects the government to approve solar farm projects. It plans to invest in 40MW. It plans to expand to ASEAN. (Thun Hoon, 08/01/16)
Comment: Well its a natural step forward for them as they are trying to shift away from being a project based only company
ATP30 expects 2016 net margin to double from 2015’s (5% in 2015 to 10% in 2016). It expects to make a decision whether to invest in or acquire a logistics business within mid-2016. It expects to invest be not less than Bt100mn. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
European investors are interested in BEAUTY shares because of its strong fundamentals and growth. It expects 2016 revenue growth of 20% aided a broader customer base at home and abroad. (Thun Hoon, 08/01/16)
CK expects to report 2015 net profit of Bt2.39bn. It plans to take part in Bt600bn public project bids. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
IVL has agreed to acquire BP Chemical’s Alabama plant (720 KMT PX, 1,020 KMT PTA, and naphthalene dicarboxylate or NDC) within 1H16. (Khao Hoon, 08/01/16)
Comment: We do wonder how on earth IVL will reach it’s warrant exercise prices in the next 2 years.
MRTA plans to negotiate with BTS to operator the Green Line (Bearing-Saput Prakan) rather than putting it up for bidding. (Khao Hoon, 06/07/15)
Comment: Well because BTS already operates every other part of the BTS, the question is only down to politics and fee-arrangements now
CGS acting as financial advisor for Ankor Kasemkam Roongroeng, a company in Cambodia. (ASTV, 06/07/15)
DCON and partner plan to set subsidiary to invest in Bt3bn 30MW biomass power plant. Management expects this plant to generate revenue of Bt50mn each year. 2Q15 profit is expected to surge backed by property business and double track project. (Thun Hoon, 06/07/15)
Comment: Now thats a positive move for DCON, but the earnings are still based upon its property project for the near term
EA expects electricity capacity to reach 396mn units this year (30% revenue growth), adding a 188MW power plant. A 90MW solar farm at Phitsanulok is expected to be completed this year. (Khao Hoon, 06/07/15)
EARTH expects higher region coal price to lift 1Q15 profit above Bt3.8bn. Management remains confident that its sales volume will reach 10mt in 2015 due to higher demand. It plans to acquire more mines with reserves of 40mt, conclusion by 4Q15. (Thun Hoon, 12/03/15)
Comment: The owners have been pledging their shares for a ton of equity financing hence the odd management trades we have seen over the past 2 years.
EGCO unveils 5-year plan. This will focus on power plants under development. The company confirms its plan to expand in ASEAN and Asia Pacific region with required equity IRR of more than 10%. (Krungthep Thurakij, 12/03/15)
FANCY reports three major shareholders sold 28.46% of total shares via big-lot transaction to two new investors at Bt3.5/share. Management says this will not affect the controlling power of the existing major shareholders and the company’s business plan for particle board production and rubber wood in Surat Thani. (Thun Hoon, 12/03/15)
Comment: It’s been a dying industry for a long time and I don’t see things changing.
HEMRAJ says land demand has been recovering since early 2015. Demand is being seen from both existing and new clients. It expects to sell 1,400 this year and is developing new land for potential clients. It plans to restructure after the end of the tender offer by WHA in March. (Thun Hoon, 12/03/15)
Comment: The question is how many assets will be sold by HEMRAJ in order to help WHA fund the acquisition? The Koh Lan is apparently being sold + a REIT will be set up for its factories + their office building could still be sold.